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The VMFS-3 Virtual Blockade

Oct 19, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"Filesystem block size rarely enters the sparkling dialog at your noontime geekfest where movie one-liners and song lyrics replace actual conversation but today is different. The ticking of thumbs halts in mid-text when someone at the table opens up an intellectual volley with, "Have you ever seen the error that there isn't enough space on the filesystem for the selected operation in Virtual Center?" The puzzled faces stare back as if someone had just announced that iPads are on sale for half price. But, before you, or they, have a chance to react to this obviously simple problem of insufficient disk space, the problem isn't insufficient disk space.

"All the years of accepting the default block size when formatting new disks pass before your mind's eye with curiosity. Don't decide at this late date that all your efforts were magnetic dust in the wind. All is not lost. Nor are you sentenced to suffer more painful lyric references."

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